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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, AUG. 27. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
COLLINGWOOD-T"snAY, AUo. 27. Before Messrs. Nettleton, Kidney, Bar nett, Levens. and Marsden. Robert Cummings-charged with steal ing a coat. Prisoner pleaded not guilty. Henry Chadband, tailor, of Peel-street, said that on the 15th June he saw the prisoner take the coat from his shop-door and run away with it. Prisoner said he was drunk at the time he took the coat. Constable Bannon gave the prisoner a bad character. The prisoner's father appeared and asked the bench to deal leniently with his son. The bench did so by sending him to gaol for a month. Mary McAllister-drunk and disorderly. Mary was discharged, as she was to be taken to the Reformatory. John McMahon-same offence. having been locked up for a week, was discharged. Annie Brodie-for obscene language, was discharged, as she promised t> reform.
FITZROY—THURSDAY, 29th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
FITZROY-THuRsnDxA 29th. Before Messrs. Showers, Falconer. Raven, Rushall, Kidney, Marsden, and MIcLean. Charles Cameron, was remanded to Kew on a charge of being drunk ani disorderly. Edward Butler, for a similar offence, was discharged because he had been locked up for some hours. John Kennedy, a very respectable looking young lad of about fifteen years of age. was charged on warrant with house-breaking. Mr. Alexander Mackigstated that he was a storekeeper, and had a shop in Young street, Fitzroy, which was managed by his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Smith. Various sums of money had been missed during the last two months. On Sunday last he remainedin charge of the premises. In the afternoon he heard a noise in the yard, and looking out of the window he saw the prisoner pulling back the latches of the windows with a knife. After doing so he attempted to raise them, but both being nailed on the inside he climbed up on the roof of the kitchen and opened a bedroom window, got into the house, ...
HOW STEEL PENS ARE MADE. CASSELL'S "HOUSEHOLD GUIDE." [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
HOW STEEL PENS ARE .MADE. CAsszEr's "HousHxow, GUIDE." STEEL pens are manufactured from the best description of steel that can be ob tained, that made from Swedish iron being usually employed in its manu facture. For making a steel pen, the metal is first rolled, while red-hot into plates about three feet in length and four inches broad. The plates are annealed, by being made hot and slowly cooled, and all oxide is removed from their surfaces by immersing them in dilute sulphuric acid, which dissolves it away. The plates are then rolled into sheets the thinness of a steel pen. These sheets are cut into pieces, and are afterwards punched out into fiat pieces, the size and shape of the future pen, care being taken, in doing this, that the length of the pen should corre spond with the fibres of the metal. The hole at the end of the nib, and the side slits that give flexibility to the pen, are now made, and are cut at a small press. Although in its present state the steel of which the f...
ONE VIEW OF THE CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
ONE VIEW OP THE CASE. Master: " You say Alfred the Great was a very excellent king, and did much good for his subjects; now give me an instance of his good deeds." Small Boy (just re covered from a bilious attack and the pat ernal wrath): "Please, sir. he burnt some nasty unwholesome cakes, that would have made the shepherd ill." A MEacuRY TELEPHONE.-A French in ventor. M?, Bregnet, has recently completed a so-called mercury telephone, which is quite a variation on the systems already in use. It is composed of two instruments for transmission and reception, connected by means of wires. Each of these consis:' of a glass vessel, containing acidulated water and mercury, into which is inserted a capillary tube filled with mercury. One wire connects the mercury in the tubes, and the other that in the vessels. When a person speaks before the transmittor, the vibrations of air are communicated to the mercury, and cause variations in the electro motive force which are transmitted to the rec...
THE PHONOGRAPH. [PANTILES PAPERS.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
TBEiDPHON OGRAPf. THE ?phonograph is so nearly allied to the'. telephone, that it might have been foretold, that the discovery of the one. must almost of necessity have pro6dced the other. The itistrumentconsists of a cylinder with a spiral groove around it, and upon this cylinder is wrapped a sheet of tinfoil. A clockwork arrange ment is made to revolve the -cylinder, advancing it bodily at the same time, and at such a rate that the groove will always be under a point attached to a thin iron plate in tension, which is fixed in position. The pointjust touches the tinfoil; so that, on speaking near the iron plate, which is mounted so as to form a mouthpiece, it is set into vibra. tion, the consequence being that the point indents the foil ; and, when the clockwork is running, a series of indents are made, none of which overlap each other. The groove allows of the in dentations being .made with perfect freedom, there being no resistance to the point under the tinfoil along its course....
NOTES AND COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY COSMIOPOLITE. The representatives of the City of Collingwood, Messrs. Langridge and Mirams, do not stand very high in the estimation of some of the City Council lors, judging from the remarks made at the last meeting of the Council, when, as per report, Cr. Turner in speaking of Reilly-street drain alluded to the fact that nothing had been placed on the Estimates for its completion, although the Minister had expressed himself gratified with the manner in which the works had been carried out; and drew attention to the anomaly existing between Collingwood and Hotham and St. Kilda, and thought "the whole matter rested with their representatives in Parliament. Those places which had got money had good representatives." And then moved a resolution, which was carried unanimously : "That this Council express its surprise and disappointment that, in the estimates submitted by the Treasurer, no provision is made for any grant to assist this Council in completing that n...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. AN INEXPERIENCED DETECTIVE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. Al INEXPERIENCED DETECTIVE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE 3MERCURY. SIR,-I beg to crave a little space in your widely-circulated journal, to place befoer the public the circumstances of a case which came under my notice at the Colling= wood Police-court on the 22nd inst., in which it was clearly shown the necessity of some steps being taken in order to protect the public from undue violence at :the bands of young and inexperienced defec tives. The above case was for abusive and threatening language, preferred against a man named O'Keefe by a Mrs. Scott. The evidence went to show that in consequence of a grievance between these parties, Mrs. Scott's son, John Scott, said to be a detec tive, reported to O'Keefe's master that O'Keefe was in the habit of stealing porter from him, an allegation which turned out to be totally untrue. On the 19th inst., wbist O'Keefe was discussing the allega. tion with another person...
ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
A??NIERSARY SERVICES. The third anniversary services of St. Saviour's church took place last Sunday, when there was a large attendance both morning and evening. The Rev. Canon Handfield preached an impressive sermon in the mprning from I Cor., vi., 19. "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" The rev. gentleman, in the course of his sermon, observed that the congregation had much to be thankful for in the past, and earnestly urged upon them the duty of giving and working for the church. The sermon in the evening was preached by the Rev. Dr. Bromby, who took for his text Job xxxii., 8.-" But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth thee understanding." He dwelt upon the imperfect state of man in this world, and pointed out that the most gifted men, after attaining their esire., htd still a longin3 after something better, and he eloquently described the geand purpose o...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
The Government Statist's report for the month of July on the vital Statistics of Melbourne and suburbs is condensed as follows:-Population,230,678; births, males, 441; females, 397, total 838. Deaths, males, 200; females, 170; total 370. Excess of birtbs over deaths, 468. No less than 25 persons who had reached the age of 75 years died during the month, classified as two of 75, two of 76. three of 77, two of 78 Iour of 79. one of SO, three of 81, two of 86, and one each of 82, 8s 85, 88, and 94.
AT EVENTIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
AT EVEYTIDE. Wmm the evening shades are falling On the night breeze, soft and low, Come sweet voices, oft recalling Treasured joys of long ago. Whisp'ring voices midst the hashing, Shadowy faces midst the gloom, Gleams of long-past sunsets flnshing Golden beams o'er many a tomb. Kisses warm from lips long frozen. Loving tones of voices gone, Salvage rare from Death's dark ocean On the waves of memory borne. Soft the sighs that rise unbidden While the evening shadows fall. Sweet the tears that flow unchidden When the past our hearts recall J. W. 3f.
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS A2D DEATHS. ABsmcr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 17th August 1i78. District Brighton ... 3 Brunswick ... ... 2 1 Carlton ... . 16 7 Fitzroy ... .. 9 3 Coliingwood . 18 11 Flemington ... ... 1 Footscray . .. 5 Hawthorn ... ... 2 2 Hotham 8 7 Kew ... ... ... 2 2 Melbourne (South) ... 3 16 Melbourne (West) 5 3 Prahran - - 9 5 Richmond ... .. 19 6 Sandridge . - 9 3 Emerald Hill 13 8 South Tarra . . .. 4 3 St. Kilds ... . L2 1 Williamstown ... 4 1 144 84 Of the total deaths, 24 or abut 2S per cent.; were of lchildren not exceeding the age of three years 17 being under one year. Stolen from Sydney Sparke, 22 George street, Fitzroy, within the last week, a lady's saddle a good deal worn, three pom mels with fancy stitching, shoe not at tached. Stolen from George Rowe, 6 Hudson street, Fitzroy, on the 20th instant, at Lovelock's Horse Bazaar, Melbourne, a single-rein bridle, almost new, and a second-hand ...
FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the dwelling of Sarah Bryant. Gipps street, Collingwood. on the 20th instant, a dark stone-color princess robe with orange stains in front, a large black shawl with white stripes, a pair of silver mounted cockle-shell earrings, : an old fashioned English gold brooch, oval, two inches long, large white cornelian stone in centre, a gold bar across with small red stone on top. Stolen from the dwelling of John W, Springthorpe and Eugene W. Anderson, 2 Albert terrace, Grattan street, Carlton, on the 25th instant, a £5 note, 2 sovereigns and a cheque on the Australian and European Bank for £2, dated 12th August 1878, drawn by George Anderson in favor of E. W. Anderson. Stolen from the dwelling of Thomas Collins, Church street, North Fitzroy, on the 26th instant, a small gold ring with small stone like a diamond. Stolen from the dwelling of Frank Wakefield, 48 Napier street, Fitzroy, on the 26th instant, a gold ring, anchor on shield with rope on both s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, r .L eCi. r t a r At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. [Note the address : 203 - 205 SMITHST., FITZROY. J. H. WALKER, 1(10 years with J. R. Webster) jr Jeweller and Optician, 172 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Repairs promptly & economically done I. R. FAWCETT, TAILOR, AND WOOLLEN DRAPER, Best W'est of England Cloths and Doeskins, German, Colo nial and other Coatings, and Tweeds always in stock. All Silk, and Walsh & Margetson's Shirtings. Bilk Coats to order and in stock. Pricem strictly moderate. 'WESTMORELAND HOUSE, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. MRS. MITCHELL, Begs to inform her friends and the public in general that she has removed to 97 GERTRUDE ST., When she will carry on the Ladies' Underclothing Businsss, As usual. CITY ENGINE WORKS Corner Cambridge & Derby ate. COLLINGWOOD. BURLINSON & WISEWOULD ENGINEEBS, &c., Makers of all kinds of Brewers' and Fell mongers' machinery. All kinds of Repairs done with...
ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. CHAPTER XII. ORDERS FOR THE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
ADA .AND HER. COUSIN .CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. . BY E. A. SAMSON. CHAPTER XII. ORDERS FOR THE THEATER. "The play will be applauded to morrow evening because in the course of thelday orders will be distributed largely; but with discrimination, among the author's friends. To-night the manager allowed him to have his own way, which was, as usual, with people not accustomed to cater for the public, the wrong way. It was his first at tempt at authorship as a playwright, and he was very proud of his maiden effort. Accordingly he was self-willed about it, and would not allow of any adventitious aids to enable him to score a success. He wished, as he said, that his piece should be judged of entirely according to its merits, and so to the general public, and not to any little coterie, he was resolved to appeal, and to submit to their unbiassed decision. Hence the success that he might have assured, had he gone the proper way to work, has terminated in a disastrous failur...
THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORSEWHIPPING. (SATURDAY REVIEW) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORSEWHIPPING. (sATURDAY BEVIEw) "THE fellow deserves to be horse whipped" is still a not uncommon utter ance of contempt and indignation. It is a remark of little meaning, though the words are strong, and it illustrates rather the wildness that the justice of revenge. Perhaps horsewhipping may be studied better and its charming want of logic more easily exposed to day than it could have been thirty years ago. Horsewhipping, like other sym bolic ceremonies, once had a significance. Now it has sunk to the condition of a threat, or at most survives as part of what the newspapers call a fracas.' One does occasionally hear that a subaltern of militia has horsewhipped an attorney, and it is believed that great regimental rejoicings follow the illustrious feat. Whether the pettifogging one was se verely hurt or not, how he took it, whether he avenged himself in any way, the public is never told. It is enough. that So-and-so has been horsewhipped. Discredit rests on him, ...
A TALK WITH BARNUM. NEW YORK POST [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
4. TALK \WITSf BARNUM. ,.NEW rOS rOST H' .LEj eating supper one night lasto week iqha Boston' hotel, whom should I e enter'the room bat P. T. Barnum, wljbse ' Biggest- Show on Earth" was exlbitig inin::that -city. Scarcely an hour. before I was listening to a speech from him to- 9.000 men, women and children gathered around the circus ring 'under the protection of a "mam moth" tent; he himself, as he stood there declaiming ,to the applauding. crowd, being in some respects the Biggest Show on Earth. Fresh, rosy, hearty, and in his: sixty-eight year-as he afterwards told me-he took a seat at the table where I was sitting, and after a rapid but incisive survey of the bill of fare, ordered some stewed oysters and a cup of tea. Little fishes ! I myself was par taking of the same refreshments. We fell-or rather soared-into conversa tion. When things got quieted down Mr. Barnum gave me some figures about the show business. In his present "Biggest Show on Earth," which con sists of a menage...
HEIDELBERG—WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
HEIDELBERG-WxDNESfDL. Before Messrs. McArthur, Studley, and Smith. Michael Twomey was charged with turn ing six head of cattle on the road to graze. Fined 10s 6d and 2s 6d costs, defendant undertaking to sell the cows which he could not maintain on his own ground. Wm. Williams appeared for his son, charged with negligent driving. The father stated that while his son was delivering a newspaper to a neighbor, the horse took French leave and wandered away with the dray. Fined 2s 6d. and 2s 6d. costs. A. Tullock reported that Winm. Manley persistently refused to comply with an order made by the Court fining him for having an unregistered dog in his posses sion. He was allowed till nextcourt day to pay op. A warrant of committment of 48 hours was issued against Geo. Rolfe for non-pay ment of a fine.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
GENERAL NOTICE. fIIHE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning. Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged ls.-per quarter,payable in advance; by post is. 6d. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe first Satur day in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion,; per inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ... .. ... s. Od. To ADVTISERS.-NOtice to wi0 thdraw advertisements must be given in writing. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous coms munication...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, ,TAILOR & =ABIT ..MAER, 79 .5 81 SMITH ST., FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Family 3rocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, NODDLE STREET (corner Gipps street) Families waited on for orders. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. I TELL U THERE R No Haircutters to equal PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHA1, Sensational Haircutter, etc., Xespectfullyinforms the public that he cuts hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rifle Corps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French, Cambridge, West end, Dundreary, and Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) C=arver A& C -lder, Picture Frame Maker, 114Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. PRSRICHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NIGHDLStJN & ýASGCHERBERG'S CHAS. cANTLoN, HAI...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 1878. THE past week has been more or less pregnant with important matters of interest in every phase of life-political, commercial, and social. Its beginning opened with considerable speculation in the minds of many of the metropolitan districts, as to what would be the result of the contest for the Central Province. Mr. T. T. A'BECKETT having, after a period of twenty-four years' representation of the Province, intimated his intention of retiring. Dr. HEAwr, in the interests' of, the Con servatives, at once announced his, intention-fof oferiniihimself. At a later period the Honorable ROBT. BYBNE was brought forward, ostensibly in the interests of the Liberal party, and at the option of the Reform League. It was generally thought that the fight would be a close one, but the result of Tuesday's polling evidently indicates that the Liberals had very little chance from the first. Out of some 5,500 who recorded their votes,...